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Chief executive officer
Sportsbet (Flutter Entertainment)
Flutter’s Australian division Sportsbet has always been one of the jewels in its ever-growing crown but over the last year it has started to motor like never before.
Barni Evans has played a massive role in Sportsbet’s rise and rise, since transferring from Paddy Power a decade ago. For the past three years he has proved an astute chief executive officer, guiding the Australian operator to a compound annual growth rate of over 20 per cent.
The operator now claims an astonishing market share of over 50 per cent of Australia’s online sports betting market. Rivals such as William Hill have tried and failed in the market but Sportsbet just gets better and better.
Evans is the type of CEO that people want to work for. His people are responding to his calm, thoughtful and efficient leadership with an improved product, better marketing and astonishing results.